Definition: unfair practice in which people in power give positions in an organization to their relatives or friends, rather than to any individual who is well-qualified. This can lead to inefficiency in the functioning of the organization, since hiring is based on personal connections, rather than ability or merit.
I wish we could hire (and effectively train) about three more people, if not more, and then just fire 70% of our other employees. I like everyone enough on a personal level, but my god am I tired of these clueless kids and their stoner friends who get hired.
Nepotism is bad enough in theory, but seeing it practiced, and with the result being at the expense of my job satisfaction, sucks.